Observations of an Expat: A Tale of Two Elections

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Tom Arms

It was the best of elections. It was the worst of elections.

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Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

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Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from U.S. allies and business leaders.

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France’s Macron, alongside Putin, denounces Russian media for election meddling

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Denis Dyomkin

French President Emmanuel Macron, standing alongside Russia’s Vladimir Putin, on Monday dubbed two Russian media outlets “agents of influence” which he said had spread fake news about him during his election campaign.

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European allies see the two sides of Trump

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Noah Barkin

In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets. In Brussels, he bashed NATO partners for not spending more on defence, shoved the prime minister of Montenegro and renewed his attacks on Germany’s trade surplus with the United States.

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May says to deploy armed forces after attack as threat level raised

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Kylie MacLellan and Michael Holden

Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of “critical” following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children.

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Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

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Tom Arms

All Hail Macron! All Hail Macron! The new French President is the latest international political darling, man of the hour and flavour of—well at least a month.

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Merkel and Macron agree to draw up roadmap to deeper EU integration

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Paul Carrel and Michel Rose

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc’s treaties to facilitate ambitious reform.

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